Nike Women’s Half Marathon + Jawbone UP24 Update

Nike Women's Half Marathon + Jawbone UP 24 Update

Here’s my race report from running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco this weekend! I just couldn’t wait to get it up on the blog because it was definitely one of my favorite races I’ve ever done. As promised, I’m also going to share my thoughts on wearing the UP24 (thanks to my collaboration with Jawbone) and how it helped me get into marathon shape! I hope you enjoy this race report!… Read More »

Ladies’ Brunch + Roasted Sweet Potato and Chèvre Galette (Gluten Free)

Fall Sweet Potato Galette with Chevre and Pumpkin SeedsThis past weekend I had some galfriends over for a little brunch. I’ve been really busy lately because a bunch of projects at work have been pulling me a million different ways. Luckily, I was only responsible for the food because the lovely ladies of EsselleSF took care of all the decorations! I’ve followed EsselleSF on Instagram for ages, but finally had the chance to meet up with Sherry, one of the co-founders at an event a few weeks ago. I mentioned that I was planning a brunch and feeling overwhelmed and she was so excited about the idea of providing a tablescape for the day. It was amazing to have that responsibility off my plate and it meant I got to hang out with Sandy and Sherry, the lovely ladies behind EsselleSF…. Read More »

San Francisco Fashion Week, Part II

This is part II of my San Francisco Fashion Week recap! You can find Part I here.San Francisco Fashion Week + Jenny Cheng and Batsu MaruThis is the outfit I wore to participate in the Fashion Bloggers Connect panel as a part of San Francisco Fashion Week. It’s another gorgeous dress from local designer Jenny Cheng and I balanced the strong silhouette with delicate jewelry from San Francisco-line Batsu Maru.San Francisco Fashion Week + Jenny Cheng and Batsu Maru… Read More »

Fall Cape Action + Oregon Trip

Fall Style :: Wearing a CapeIf you follow me on Instagram, you know that I spent last weekend in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, also known as Oregon’s wine country. I was lucky enough to have the weekend off to meet up with one of my best girlfriends from Wisconsin, Holly. Pat jokes that Holly is the perfect friend for me – she likes to stay as busy as me with a million different hats. In addition to a full time job with a lot of travel with a software company, she’s a wedding photographer, bloggerand a professional cyclist…. Read More »

San Francisco Fashion Week, Part I

San Francisco Fashion Week + Jenny Cheng and Batsu Maru

Finally, as promised – a recap of San Francisco Fashion Week! I’ve been reading the recaps of many of the people who attended and have been so jealous of their promptness. Better late then never, I guess?

Definitely by far the best thing about San Francisco Fashion Week was connecting with local designers. For me, that started even before the events. I was so lucky wear two looks from San Francisco-based Jenny Cheng and accessorize with delicate pieces from Batsu Maru. It felt so special to be able to represent local fashion at some of the events throughout the week. I had the chance to meet Maile, the maker behind Batsu Maru at the Brit+Co. Remake event a few weeks ago and I was captivated by her designs…. Read More »

Sweet Potato Chips 3 Ways

Sweet Potato Chips Recipe Three Ways

I’m all about root vegetables these days. Fall means potatoes and sweet potatoes are starting to come into season. Although I’m going to miss berries and stone fruit something fierce, the versatility of sweet potatoes are a great consolation prize.

Sweet Potato Chips Recipe - Sea Salt and Vinegar

So anyway, here is a great recipe for those sweet potatoes that are starting to pop up at your local markets. Sweet potato chips! I should really get food blogger extra credit too, because I made them three different ways! I’m here to please, whether you’re craving something salty or something sweet. The secret to great sweet potato chips is thin slices. If you have a mandolin slicer, this is a time to get it out. Talk about a time saver…. Read More »